The Lebanon area has been a popular shopping destination for decades. Visitors and residents alike know that our region has excellent customer service, a large variety of choices from large chain stores to small, eclectic boutiques, convenient free parking, and no sales tax in New Hampshire. (There is no sales tax on clothing sales in Vermont.) Many shoppers return to the region year after year for back to school or holiday shopping.
Specialty stores thrive, serving home brewers, gourmet cooks, outdoor adventurers and more. Local and independent bookstores satisfy the needs of the area’s many readers. Bargain hunters can also try the area thrift stores, including many that benefit local charities.
The Lebanon Farmers’ Market, held every Thursday afternoon in Colburn Park from mid-May-September, offers the best in locally grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods to eat at the Market or take home, gifts, crafts and more. The Enfield Farmers’ Market operates year-round at Huse Park/308 Huse Park on Saturdays.
Other popular markets take place in nearby Hanover and Norwich, Vermont. Grocery stores range from small neighborhood markets to large cooperative markets and chain supermarkets, offering conventional and organic food. Seasonal farm stands are packed with locally grown produce, eggs, meats and prepared items—even crafts and fresh flowers. The area even offers locally roasted coffee and award-winning microbrews.
Several crafters’ fairs are held throughout the year in Lebanon and surrounding towns. If your tastes run more toward fine art, there are studios and galleries throughout the Lebanon area, including just off Coburn Park at the AVA Gallery, a non-profit that has supported local arts for more than 40 years.
If there’s a special event around the corner, the Lebanon area’s fine jewelers, florists, antique stores and fine furniture stores offer ways to commemorate life’s milestones.
Whether you’re looking for everyday staples or a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, you’ll find it here!